Manhattan Beach, CA (PRWEB) July 15, 2011
For the last 50 years, the International Surf Festival has taken place near Manhattan Beach and Hermosa Beach Pier. Featuring a wild volleyball tournament, lifeguard competition, bodysurfing championship and, of course, a surfing tournament, the 2011 International Surf Festival brings tens of thousands of spectators every year. This year’s tournament runs from July 29 to July 31, and the Manhattan Beach Marriott Hotel has announced a special weekend hotel package for guests attending the festival. Available now until September 5, 2011, the “Where Weekends Begin” Package includes the following:
- Free breakfast for two adults
- Free Internet access
- Late check-out
To book this Manhattan Beach hotel deal online, use promotional code F2V. This special must be booked seven days in advance and before August 22, 2011. For more information about this hotel, visit http://www.manhattanbeachmarriott.com.
The actual surf competition takes place on July 30 at 7:30 am. The championships offer several categories, including long board, short board, junior, men and women competitions. The ideal surfing conditions at Hermosa and Manhattan Beaches have made the surfing competition a thrilling sight to behold.
However, it is the Charlie Saikley Volleyball Tournament that has become increasingly popular over the years. Known informally as the 6-Man, the volleyball tournament is part sporting event, part fashion contest. Teams dress up in unusual garb and compete against one another for bragging rights and glory. A mix of professionals, semiprofessionals and amateurs enter the contest for a day of lighthearted fun.
For a complete list of events, visit the 2011 International Surf Festival events page.
About the Manhattan Beach Marriott Hotel
Resting on 26 acres of beautiful landscape near California’s premier beaches, the stylish Manhattan Beach Marriott Hotel invites guests to relax and unwind. Each spacious hotel room features Marriott’s luxurious Revive bedding collection. Guests can take a dip in the hotel’s heated pool or enjoy a round of golf on a nine-hole course, conveniently located on-site. Hungry guests can sample tasty offerings at the View Restaurant or grab their favorite beverage at The Escape Lounge, located on the hotel’s lobby level. Guests planning events in Manhattan Beach can take advantage of the hotel’s 18 meeting rooms and 25,000 square feet of space. Less than 20 minutes from the California Science Center, the Manhattan Beach Marriott Hotel puts guests within walking distance of local businesses, restaurants and shopping; the hotel is also conveniently three miles south of Los Angeles International Airport. For more information about the hotel, visit http://www.manhattanbeachmarriott.com.
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